Ukrainian “Grad” MRLS Crew Drops Rockets on Russians In Avdiivka

This footage, provided by the 47th Separate Mechanized Brigade, shows one of their BM-21 “Grad” launcher crews operating against the Russians in the Avdiivka region in March of 2024. We see the crew loading, moving, and ultimately firing the rack of rockets downrange.


The BM-21 Multiple Rocket Launch System, called “Grad” (translation: Hailstorm) is extensively used by both sides in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and has been in service since the 1960s. As such it is fielded by a plethora of nations, and many MLRS systems are based upon it. It fires 122-millimeter rockets and can deliver its entire 40-rocket payload in a mere 20 seconds.


A distinctly Ukrainian modification to the weapon system can be seen on the rear-view mirror at 0:19.


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This footage, provided by the 47th Separate Mechanized Brigade, shows one of their BM-21 “Grad” launcher crews operating against the Russians in the Avdiivka region in March of 2024. We see the crew loading, moving, and ultimately firing the rack of rockets downrange.


The BM-21 Multiple Rocket Launch System, called “Grad” (translation: Hailstorm) is extensively used by both sides in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and has been in service since the 1960s. As such it is fielded by a plethora of nations, and many MLRS systems are based upon it. It fires 122-millimeter rockets and can deliver its entire 40-rocket payload in a mere 20 seconds.


A distinctly Ukrainian modification to the weapon system can be seen on the rear-view mirror at 0:19.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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